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Carn Base: 3-Bedroom Holiday Cottage

Sennen Cove, Land's End, West Cornwall

Self catering holiday cottage, Sennen Cove, dogs welcome

Carn Base, named after the rocky bank which lies 2 miles SSW of the Longships lighthouse, is a 3 bedroomed contemporary bungalow just yards from the beach in Sennen Cove.  From the lounge there are views of the golden sands and azure seas of Whitesand Bay.  The setting is quiet and secluded despite being only a stone's throw from the seafront.  Remember to pack your buckets and spades and your surfboard - Sennen has one of the best surfing beaches in the area.

The garden is in ideal place to enjoy an al fresco meal following a day of walking the coastal path, building sandcastles, swimming or surfing - there is an outside tap ideal for washing off wetsuits.  The garden is not enclosed so dogs will need to supervised.

An evening walk along the cliffs for a drink at the Land's End hotel, whilst taking in breathtaking scenery along the coast, would make a perfect end to the day.

Sennen Cove's facilities include the lifeboat station (a must for the children), The Round House gallery, The Old Success pub, the Boathouse Stores selling essentials including Cornish pasties!, a couple of cafes, a fish and chip shop, a surf school and the excellent Ben Tunnicliffe Restaurant.  The bus stop is about 50 yards away where you can catch the open top bus to St. Ives.  So, you could easily park your car in your private parking space, adjacent to the property, and leave it there for the duration of your stay!

Reasons to choose this property:

  • Just yards from the beach with some sea views
  • Plenty of amenities in the Cove (pub, shop, bus stop) so you could do without a car altogether
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Close to the coastal path
  • Accepts dogs
  • Parking (which is like gold dust in Sennen Cove!) for 2 cars
  • For 2018 one of the beds is now king size



Location Sennen Cove, Land's End, West Cornwall
Bedrooms 3: 1 king, 1 double and 1 twin
Sleeps 6
Changeover Day Saturday
Times Check-in Time: 1500
Check-out Time:1000
Price Per Week £386-£1205
Reduced prices for 2 people or less at certain times of year
Bathroom Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle
Kitchen Well equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer
Heating Oil-fired central heating
Included Duvets, linen, towels (not beach towels), electricity and central heating included in the price


Garden/Patio Yes: Garden laid to grass and patio with garden furniture
Parking Yes: Parking for two cars with a level walk to the property. However the driveway to the road is quite steep so not suitable for guests with mobility problems


Sea views Yes: Views of Whitesand Bay from the lounge
Woodburner No
Walking distance from beach Yes: Just yards from the sea
TV/Music Most Freeview channels via Sky, DVD
Internet/Broadband Yes: Wi-fi broadband access
Phone Mobile phone signal


Children Yes
Cot/Highchair Yes: Cot, highchair - some bedding provided
Pets Yes:

Pets accepted.  The property is set back from the road and there is a garden but dogs will need to be supervised when outside.  To see which beaches accept dogs please click the following "Dog ban information"  Even when the dog ban is in force it is possible to walk to Gwenver beach at the far end of Whitesand Bay where dogs are accepted all year round.  Dogs are generally not allowed to be left alone in the property unless they are crated.  There are details in the property on local beaches, pubs, cafes and things to do with your dog.  There is an outside tap to wash off muddy or sandy paws.

Smoking No

Minimum Inventory (* may be present in some properties but not all)

One per property
  • Ice cube tray
  • Electric kettle
  • Cafetiere
  • Teapot
  • Electric toaster
  • Tea caddy*
  • Saucepan & lid small
  • Saucepan & lid medium
  • Saucepan & lid large
  • Frying pan
  • Colander
  • Gravy boat/jug
  • Oven roasting tray
  • Tray
  • Bread/veg chopping board
  • Meat chopping board
  • Salad bowl and servers
  • Bread bin
  • Tongs*
  • Baking sheet
  • Scissors
  • Tin opener
  • Grater
  • Corkscrew
  • Bottle opener
  • Potato peeler
  • Garlic press
  • Whisk
  • Potato masher
  • Fish slice
  • Ladle
  • Small veg knife
  • Bread knife
  • Carving knife and fork*
  • Wooden spoons
  • Slotted spoon
  • Rolling pin*
  • Oven gloves
  • Casserole dish and lid
  • Pie dish *
  • Large fruit bowl*
  • Butter dish
  • Sugar basin
  • Milk jug large and small
  • Water jug
  • Orange juice squeezer
  • 1 pint measuring jug
  • Kitchen scales*
  • Condiment set
  • Meat plate*
  • Washing up bowl
  • Bucket*
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Broom*
  • Flower vase
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes airer
  • Electric vacuum cleaner
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Covered refuse container
Two per property
  • Mixing bowls or basins
  • Vegetable dishes*
  • Tablespoons
One per person (& 2 spare)
  • Plates large and small
  • Tea cup and saucer*
  • Coffee mug
  • Cereal/soup bowl
  • Tumbler
  • Beer glass*
  • Wine glass
  • Egg cup
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon (dessert & soup)*
  • Teaspoon
Per bed
  • Bed linen
  • 1 duvet
  • 2 pillows per person
  • 1 mattress cover
For the bathroom
  • Bath mat
  • Non slip mat for bath/shower
  • Disposal bin - covered
  • Mirror
  • Lavatory brush & container
For open fires/wood-burners
  • Coal scuttle
  • Fire irons
  • Ash container
  • Fire guard
  • Carbon monoxide tester
Household items (initial supply)
  • Hand soap
  • Kitchen roll
  • Bin liners, one per bin
  • 1 roll lavatory paper per loo
  • Washing up liquid
  • J cloth
  • Dishwasher tablets, 1 per day, where fitted
  • Pot scourer
  • Plate drainer
  • Kitchen roll holder
  • Spare light bulbs
  • Clothes pegs where applicable
  • Tea towels x 2
  • Coathangers
  • Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • 1 hand towel, 1 bath towel per person
  • 1 hand towel in each toilet with handbasin



When you reach Penzance stay on the A30 and follow the signs for Sennen and Land's End. When you get to Sennen turn right at the mini roundabout, signposted to Sennen Cove.  Go down the hill and just after the Blue Lagoon fish and chip shop turn left up the steep drive and then immediately left into the parking area for Carn Base.  The property is adjacent.  Please note the parking space is shared with another property so if you have two cars please park one behind the other.  If you are using a satnav the postcode is TR19 7DF

Map Reference: SW 354 264


  • all on one level with level access from the parking space which is adjacent to the property
  • short but steep driveway from road to parking space so not suitable for guests with walking difficulties to access the beach
  • there is a grab handle on the bath and a non-slip mat provided, separate shower cubicle
  • the doorways are not wide enough for a standard wheelchair
  • bus stop 50 yards
  • no steps at front door
  • signage in parking area is in large print
  • cordless kettle provided in kitchen
  • website available in large print format
  • all networks available for mobile phones
  • assistance dogs accepted
  • no smoking


20% deposit required on booking - various payment methods available including personal debit cards, bank transfer, cheque. Corporate/business cards will attract a charge


Cancellation insurance recommended - see terms and conditions.

Short Breaks

Short breaks available

Booking Conditions

Please view our booking conditions

Dogs Welcome

I have had quite a few complaints from owners about the way properties have been left when dogs have been there.  So, to try and prevent any owners from changing their minds about accepting dogs, it would be helpful if you could have a look at the following suggestions:

  • Don’t allow your dogs to damage furniture and fittings – bring a throw if you know they will go on furniture or beds
  • Clean up any dog hair
  • Don’t leave dogs in the property alone if you know they are likely to scratch the paintwork or bark incessantly
  • Pick up after your pets in the garden
  • Bring a towel to wipe your pet if they get wet or muddy
  • Ensure that dogs arrive free of fleas and freshly groomed to ensure there are no lingering smells

Carn Base is detached with a private garden set about 30 yards back from the road.  The garden is not enclosed so dogs will need to be supervised.  The property is suitable for a maximum of two dogs unless they are very small and they should be caged if left in the property when you go out.  There are beaches within walking distance which are not subject to the dog ban.  Tide tables are available.

Dog friendly information for the area

All the properties on this site are situated either adjacent or just minutes away from a network of paths including the main coastal path.

Some beaches ban dogs from Easter to the end of September but allow dogs on the beach in the early morning and evening.  The rules in St. Ives are being changed to ban dogs all year round on most of their beaches.  Beaches nearby which do accept dogs all year round are Nanjizel, Pedn Vounder, Gwenver, Priests Cove, Boat Cove, Portheras Cove, Long Rock, and Porthkidney Sands .  See map for current arrangements.


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